Five for Friday: Change


A lot of people don't like change. It's scary. Uncomfortable. Sometimes difficult. But, change can be good for us and our careers. Rethinking why we do things and the way we do them can add wholeness and happiness to our lives at work. Here are five articles on change and taking the time to rethink. Clarity

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7 ways to create psychological safety in your workplace


I was talking with a colleague recently, when I made a complete fool of myself. I misspoke and made up a phrase. Instead of saying that something would dovetail with something else, I said “Oh that will pigeon-toe well.” It was a funny moment, but what does it have to do with psychological safety? Everything. Trust

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Losing your best employees? Here's how to change that


Taking the temperature of your organization is important. Are your people happy? Do they feel recognized? The best leaders are connected to their organizations - they know if things are going well or something is awry. Furthermore, if something is awry, they're ready to take the steps to fix this.

Five for Friday: Creativity and creatives


Creativity is often a highly-lauded trait in employees - it's associated with out-of-the-box thinking and innovative solutions. Yet, interestingly, people who have highly creative jobs ("creatives") often get a bad rap.

Live Webinar: What A Resume Hides – Avoid Toxic Hires with the Perfect Interview Process

It's not just the resume. In today's world, you have to screen for specific personality traits and behaviors to avoid potentially toxic hires. A toxic hire can have a perfect resume but can destroy your team, costing your business upwards of $12,000 a year. Sign up for this upcoming webinar to learn how to hire the right person, every time. Date: 1/25/18 at 11:00AM PT.

You are a human. Write like one.


Remember that time you tried to update everyone with an email bulletin, employee newsletter, or intranet article? The one you hoped everyone would read? You remember. But nobody else does. Culture Clarity


Five for Friday: Being present at work


If you find yourself distracted by multi-tasking or your concentration wanes at work, this is the article for you. This week's Five for Friday is all about making the most of your time at work by being present in the moment. Clarity

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Jostle Awards 2016: Finalists revealed!


We’ve spent the last few weeks looking at more than 70 entries to Jostle Awards 2016 from 39 Jostle customers across the globe. These stories of people, purpose, and transformation wowed and inspired us. And now, it’s time to announce our finalists! Jostle News

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What's the key to intranet success?


Finding the right intranet can be a complex process. If you’re shopping around for one, you’ve probably unearthed a whole bunch of questions you didn’t know you’d have. What features should my intranet have? What exactly is a modern intranet?


The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Bringing positive psychology to the workplace


All the efforts we collectively invest in boosting employee engagement are to achieve happy workplaces. If we can deliver that, both engagement and productivity will soar. But getting there takes more than fun and jokes.

Five for Friday: Remote teams


Due to progress in technology, many of us no longer have to go to work to actually get work done. Some companies have even committed to being 100% remote. This saves time and costs, but it also presents challenges around company culture, employee engagement, and communication.

Five for Friday: Gratitude


Thanking people for their work is invaluable (even if what they've done "is just part of their job"). Genuine gratitude boosts happiness and productivity. These five articles explain why (and how) you should start showing thanks at your organization. Recognition

9 simple employee engagement ideas


Nowadays, the importance of employee engagement has become widely accepted. There seems to be more evidence than ever before to support the long-suspected belief that an employee who's engaged in their work is more productive than one who isn’t.

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The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

12 easy ways to improve workplace teamwork


Being part of a great team at work is a phenomenal feeling. You know that feeling? When your team is ‘in the zone’? It’s a sweet cocktail of emotions - excited, challenged, safe, successful. You’re pumped to get out of bed in the morning and energized throughout the day. Culture Purpose

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Fed up of too many meetings? Get a good communications tool


If you’ve never suffered the nightmare of an inefficient meeting, you’re one of the lucky few. Too many times, I’ve heard colleagues utter the words “I’ve no idea why I was in that meeting ” after pouring an hour of productivity down the drain. Clarity

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Five for Friday: Rudeness at work


Rudeness is toxic in a workplace. It leads to unhappy employees and lower quality, decreased productivity. And what's worse is that it's contagious. Rudeness is actually rising in the workplace. Here are five articles that will help you combat it: Clarity Purpose

How to build an honest and transparent brand: a true story


Finding the right way to anchor and authentically express your brand is like setting off on a road-trip to an undetermined destination. No-one in the car has been there before, the road markings seem unfamiliar, but somehow, you’ll know it’s the right place when you find it. Culture Clarity

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

How to be a motivational leader - without carrots and sticks


Many managers, at one time or another, struggle to motivate their team. Getting people to give their best at work can seem like a complicated challenge. Leadership often falls back on over-simplified solutions, such as "carrot" and "stick" approaches. But surely there's more to motivation?

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The truth about cultural fit interview questions


If an employee doesn’t have the skills to do a job, you can train them. But, if they don’t fit your company culture, there’s not much you can do about it. You’re stuck at an impasse. Culture Clarity

Empowering middle managers is central to employee engagement


by Shawn Murphy. The way organizations approach employee engagement is a problem. The wrong approach begins with an assumption—it starts with the top. While it’s ideal to have leadership support from the top, the truth is that a company's CEO and other executives have only modest levels of influence on engagement. The true influencers are the managers at the mid-level. Research from Hay Group shows that an employees' immediate manager shapes 70 percent of their experience of work. That’s big.

What Bert and Ernie can teach us about workplace conflict


At some point, almost all of us have had that moment in the workplace where we wanted to strangle the person sitting next to us. Getting along with everyone isn’t always easy, especially when quirks and mannerisms get in the way. But, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Clarity

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Employee engagement strategy: all you need to know


People come up with some wacky ideas when searching for an employee engagement strategy. “I’ve I’ve got the answer,” she declared, “let’s bring in cake every Friday to celebrate the birthdays that happened that week!”. Culture Clarity

3 reasons you think your colleague does nothing all day


Admit it. At some point in your career you’ve worked alongside someone who appears to do absolutely nothing all day. Clarity Trust

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Want your internal communications to be heard? Use the right tool


Did you know that nearly 50% of communications professionals believe that their companies should rethink their digital workplace communications ? Clarity

Improve employee engagement using recognition and reward


If you're suffering from poor employee engagement rates, it's time to do something about it. And that doesn’t mean throwing money at the problem. Recognizing and rewarding your staff through other avenues is often a far more effective solution. Culture Trust

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

How an intranet makes workplaces less complex


Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report is a compelling read. Based on more than 7,000 survey responses from over 130 countries around the world, it actually shows that workplaces are changing for the better.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk joins Jostle’s Board of Directors


Vancouver, Canada (October 27, 2016): Dr. Marla Gottschalk , workplace effectiveness expert and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, has joined Jostle Corporation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Gottschalk specializes in workplace success strategies and organizational change.

Five for Friday: Office perks


Organizations around the world are stepping up their office perk game; they're offering everything from free food to unlimited vacation. But, which perks are a waste of money and which ones really work? This week's Five for Friday focuses on answering this question. Culture Clarity


Five for Friday: Keeping good people


New research via Deloitte reveals retention and engagement are key concerns for 86% of business leaders. And for good reason. The competition for talent is fierce and the replacement cost of lost skills and knowledge is high.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.

What does role clarity have to do with leadership? Everything.


This year, the youngest team in the America’s Cup , Emirates Team New Zealand, swept the competition, overwhelming their American competitors 8 races to 1. Innovations in leadership and teamwork are widely acknowledged as key factors in their win.